Antonyms for decrease
diminishing, lessening:raise, addition, development, growth, enlargement, increase, rise, expansion.
noun:foment, magnify, rage, continue, develop, upturn, enlargement, upswing, uptrend, aggravate, continuation, revive, uptick, extension.
grow less or make less:grow, extend, upset, improve, go up, build, enlarge, prolong, irritate, laud, lengthen, compliment, ascend, expand, add, strengthen, praise, liberate, develop.
Usage examples for decrease
Something is due in our case to the accumulation of money, to the decrease in an increasing number of our population of the daily anxiety about food and clothes, to more leisure; but abundant and better- prepared food is the direct agency in our physical change. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner